Central Asia, Afghanistan
and the New Silk Road:
Political, Economic and Security Challenges
Monday, November 14, 2011
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
The University Club of Washington, D.C.
1135 Sixteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
The Jamestown Foundation cordially invites you to attend a conference highlighting the challenges to Central Asia, U.S. strategic interests in the region, the state of regional cooperation, and the need for a long-term strategy for regional security, economic development, and conflict resolution. Participants will exchange views on security and economic development problems, including the threats that stem from Afghanistan and the impact of the U.S. military withdrawal; potential political instability and ethnic tensions; water management and energy security; unstable, weak and fractured states; and insufficient transportation and infrastructure development.
*This event is free and open to the public.
To attend, please register by clicking here .
**We kindly request that all attendees register by Thursday, Nov. 10.
***A streaming webcast of the conference will be available on Thursday, Nov. 14.
8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Glen E. Howard
President, The Jamestown Foundation
9:00 A.M. – 9:45 A.M.
S. Frederick Starr
Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
“A Strategy for Central Asia after the U.S. Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan”
Q & A
Challenges to Security in Central Asia
9:45 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.
Roger Kangas (invited)
National Defense University
“Regional Security Threats and Potential Conflicts”
U.S. Army War College
“The International Players in Central Asia”
Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy
“Security and Political Development”
“Security and Economic Development”
University of South Florida
“Water Security and Climate Change”
Q & A
11:15 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Economic Development and Infrastructure
11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Ambassador William Courtney
Former Ambassador to Kazakhstan
“The Need for Coherent Long-term Security and Integration Strategy for Wider Central Asia”
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
“Transportation Networks: The New Silk Road”
U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
“Water Management: Avoiding Conflict”
“Energy Corridors and Energy Security”
Q & A
Luncheon Keynotes and Discussion
1:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.
Economic Advisor, U.S. Central Command
“U.S. Policy on Central Asia and the New Silk Road Initiative”
Major Challenges to Regional Cooperation and Economic Development – Views from the Central Asian Countries
2:15 P.M. – 3:45 PM
Chair: Ambassador John Ordway
Former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Ambassador Erlan Idrissov
Ambassador of Kazakhstan
Ambassador Muktar Djumaliev
Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan
Asian Development Bank
Ambassadors of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (invited)
Representative of the World Bank (invited)
Q & A